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Mandarin Chinese added to H-F High School curriculum

Homewood loves its baseball. It’s had Homewood Babe Ruth League play for kids since 1951.

For those who can’t get enough, District 153 is hoping to establish a baseball and softball program for fall 2015 to compete in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s (IESA) play for the south and southwest area. The school board Monday approved filing an application with IESA.

This will be a mixed team of boys and girls at the junior high level.

District 153 already offers students extracurricular track and volleyball. James Hart Junior High Principal . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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